April 12, 2012 in Washington Voices

Religion Notebook: Orthodox church marks Holy Week

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St., will celebrate Holy Week according to the orthodox calendar, with special services and observances.

Holy Thursday will begin with the Vesperal Divine Liturgy today at 9:30 a.m.

The Service of the Passion will be at 7 p.m. today with readings from the Gospels describing Christ’s last moments with his disciples through his crucifixion. The service will be followed by a procession with an icon of the crucified Christ.

The church will present the Royal Hours Holy Friday at 9:30 a.m. The service is named the Royal Hours because in Constantinople they were attended by the emperor and his court. The congregation will keep vigil at the cross, recount the story of the Crucifixion and read Old Testament prophecies, psalms and hymns. After the service, the church will prepare the representation of Christ’s tomb.

The Vespers of the Unnailing will be Friday at 3:30 p.m., which will re-enact taking Jesus’ body from the cross.

Lamentations will be Holy Friday at 7 p.m. and the congregation will express their grief at Christ’s death.

The Vesperal of the Divine Liturgy will be Holy Saturday at 9:30 a.m., and will be the beginning of the proclamation of the joy of Christ’s victory over sin, death and the devil.

The Resurrection Service will be at 11:45 p.m. Saturday. An 11 p.m. vigil will precede the service.

The Agape Vespers will be Sunday at 11 a.m.

Information: (509) 328-9310.

Volunteer day

St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St., will be the recipient of Gonzaga University’s April’s Angels from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

More than 200 volunteers will move dirt, pull weeds, paint buildings and beautify the grounds, part of a project that raised $200,000 supplies and labor for low-income families and nonprofit organizations in the Logan neighborhood.

Information: (509) 483-6495.

Interfaith gathering

The board of directors of the Spokane Interfaith Council will host a potluck dinner and community meeting Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2825 E. 33rd Ave.

The purpose of the meeting is to re-evaluate the relevance of the group, its operating model and its continuing existence in Spokane.

Information: spokaneifc@gmail.com.

Choral prayer service

St. Joseph Church, 1503 W. Dean Ave., will host a choral prayer service, “The Forgotten God – Songs of the Holy Spirit,” at 4 p.m. Sunday.

The service will be presented by Choreteur.

Information: Janet Gorman, (509) 276-2605.

New ministry director

Shiloh Hills Fellowship, 207 E. Lincoln Road, has hired Terry Malmsten as children’s ministry director.

Malmsten is the son of a pastor and grew up in Spokane. He attended the Moody Bible Instititute.

Information: (509) 467-9380.

Rummage sales

• The women of Fowler United Methodist Church, 3928 N. Howard St., will present its annual rummage sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Information: (509) 325-3242.

Manito Presbyterian and First Presbyterian churches will present the 10th annual Colossal Book Sale Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian, 318 S. Cedar St.

The sale will feature more than 5,000 books, both secular and religious, most for less than $2.50.

The final hour of the sale on Sunday will include a $5 bag sale.

Information: Jan, (509) 482-8389.


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